St. Francis uses several web-based programs that we have found to be a powerful tool to engage our students, assesses performance and improve learning outcomes.
ALEKS (5th – 8th grades)
ALEKS is a computer, web-based, learning system for Math that assesses each student to determine exactly what each individual child knows and doesn’t know this far in their math education. ALEKS then designs a course path that instructs the student on the topics they are most ready to learn. This individually designed program targets the student’s specific needs regarding readiness. As a student works through the course, ALEKS periodically reassesses the student to ensure that topics learned are also retained.
IXL (1st – 4th grades)
IXL approaches each math concept from all angles, offering visual representations, word problems, interactive activities and more. With an abundance of math problems for every learning style, students will build lasting skills and confidence. The reports assesses a
students' understanding as they practice, and generates detailed performance reports to give valuable insight about each students' abilities. Students receive unlimited access to all grade levels. Whether they need a challenge or just a quick review, they will always have access to skills that meet their needs